Archive | March 2012

NZEMA YOUTH ASOCIATION DONATE TO AUDREY AKUBA NYAMEKEH’S SURGERY.

Dear all, I Am happy to inform you on behalf of the executives of Nzema Youth Association that we have done exactly what we promised. At the premises of tv3 today the 14th of March, 2012 at 12:42pm we made history. In the name of Nzema Youth Association , we have donated an amount of GHC410 to the management of tv3 on the behalf of Auderey Akuba Nyamekeh. “We sincerely thank you, and we thank all members of the Nzema Youth Association for this good gesture in support towards her operation.May God Bless you all.” these were the warm appreciation message from the management of tv3. We thank you all.

Nzema Youth Association Donates towards Little Audrey Akuba Nyamekeh`s Surgery. Donation was received by the management of tv3 at Accra on 14th March, 2012 on behalf of Audrey Akuba Nyamekeh towards her hole-in-heart surgery. The presentation was done on behalf of the Association by Mr. Nuhu Mohammed the Public relations officer and the Vice president Mr. Anyimah Ofoli Kanrah attended by the parent(mother) of Audrey Akuba Nyamekeh.

The Executives and members of the Nzema Youth Association wishes to convey sincere thanks for your very generous contribution to our Appeal for fund for the toddler Audrey Nyamekeh, a hole-in-heart patient who is to undergo series of operations.
Your contribution will not go unrecognized and will receive public recognition.
In appreciating for your support, we will display your name as a donor on the necessary medium.
Meanwhile, we will keep you updated on the Childs’ welfare.
We wish The Almighty God will reward you generously with material and spiritual gifts; it is also our prayers that God Almighty will always keep you under His protection and care.

Again, we thank you for your continuing support to this worthy cause.

Locate the coverage on the official website of http://tv3.com.gh/

http://tv3.com.gh/tv3siteV2.0/newsdetail.asp?n=5509

PROUD HISTORY OF NZEMA`S (prt1)

PROUD HISTORY OF NZEMA`S

This great tribe has also produced great men and women who have made great impact in this globe.

If the study of the past (history of Nzema`s) looks to some like a long litany of dweeb, then think over it again.Studying our history can go some way toward correcting that misimpression.
This great tribe has also produced great men and women who have made great impact in this globe.
It is in vain to say we have produced great men under this system. We have produced great men under all systems
–Nzema`s ―and all minorities! ―own history as much as anyone
We must understand that when we muzzle any minority, we impoverish and weaken ourselves.
Nzema`s have good history, to go into details will fill a Library.
• Ebiamor,
As nzema’s we carry a unique heritage. For we produce not only the greatest pearls century after century but also, the visions and civic mindedness of some of our tribe men led to the entire liberation of the continent of Africa.
FACTS
• In 1734 academic year, the chancery of the world’s famous University of Wittenberg in Germany proclaimed to the world that it had produced “the first black graduate – but with 2 PhD’s in philosophy and religion, he accomplished this in 6 years. That man was Dr. Amu (1703 – 1759) – an Nzema from Ghana”. Dr. Amu also studied Law and Medicine during his graduate studies. That means, we (Nzemas) produced not only the first black philosopher but also, the first Lawyer and the first Medical Doctor on the face of the entire black world (http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/amo.htm).

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• In 1857, a young chief warned all of the coastal chiefs about the gravity of settler activity regarding slavery. He independently galvanized the local chiefs to end slavery. He was captured by the British and killed. That man was Kaku-Aka – an Nzema from Ghana (http://www.jstor.org/pss/1161544

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• In 1957, the British declared with unconditional terms, the declaration of our independence. This was borne of the sweat and iron of yet another man who led us through that. That man was Dr. Kwame Nkrumah – an Nzema. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/highlights/000914_nkrumah.shtml).

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• In 2006, the “N’DIGO MAGAZINE” listed the 50 most influential people in the city of Chicago. The list included Chicago giants suhc as Barrack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan etc. the only African who made that list was PROFESSOR SAMUEL AKAINYAH an Nzema. Professor Akainyah is a renowned artist in the United States of America and has won numerous awards and given numerous speeches at many American Universities.

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•Anton Wilhelm Amo
www.kirjasto.sci.fi
African philosopher and educator, who was raised in Germany and taught in several universities there before returning to his native country, Ghana. Amo was the most important African philosopher in Europe in the 18th century. By his own example, Amo broke racial prejudices and promoted the values …

This positive track records will enriches us to listen more and more of them!!

courtesy :
Mr. Kofi Anaman

Sultan Nuhu Mohammed

PRESIDENT MILLS JUSTIFIES GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO RELOCATE GAS PROCESSING PLANT

PRESIDENT MILLS JUSTIFIES GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO RELOCATE GAS PROCESSING PLANT

President John Evans Atta Mills insists that the decision to relocate the national gas processing plant from Jomoro to Atuabor – a 45 minutes’ drive south, towards the Gulf of Guinea – was necessary to save extra costs.

The initial decision to site the plant at Jomoro was so there will be proximity to the Osagyefo Badge, but the President said it made fiscal sense rather to have the plant at Atuabo which will save the cost of laying extra gas pipelines to connect the plant.

“The technical details are quite clear; it’s better for us to go to Atuabo… the technical report has stated… we want the best for our country,” President Mills assured. “Constructing the facility at Atuabo alone would mean that we will reduce the length of the pipeline by 23 kilometres”.

President Mills said this while addressing a gathering of Ghanaians at a town hall in Washington DC, Friday.He added the decision was in the interest of the country.

Below is a map showing the initial site asAand the relocated site asB

Meanwhile the Omanhene of Nzema traditional area, Awulae Annor Adjaye, has warned the Mills-administration will suffer serious consequences following its decision to relocate the gas processing plant from Jomoro to Atuabo.

His comments came on the back of government’s insistence that it will not be swayed by sentiments to back down on its decision.

The decision has angered residents of Jomoro who accuse government of reneging on an earlier promise to site the gas plant there. Residents complained over the failure of government to pay the necessary compensations which was “rationally” supposed to be paid before the destructions of their crops and plantations over some hectares of lands initially marked for the processing plant.
Government has indicated it will pay compensation to the residents to appease them but the Omanhene told JOYNEWS assurances of compensation are not enough to pacify them.

“The people feel very bad about the breach of trust and they feel very bad about the destruction of their livelihood,” he stated and added that the people are unhappy that government took the decision to relocate the plant without involving them.

courtesy :

ghanaweb.com

myjoyonline.com

This entry was posted on March 11, 2012. 2 Comments

Museum of Nzema Culture and History – Fort Apollonia (2010)

Museum of Nzema Culture and History – Fort Apollonia (2010)

The “Fort Apollonia Museum of the Nzema culture and history” is housed in the ancient Fort Apollonia, founded by the British between 1765 and 1771 located at Beyin in the Jomoro District. Fort Apollonia was the last fort to have been built along the Gold Coast. After many years of neglect the fort has been restored with funds of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is now the home of an eco-museum dedicated to Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and the most important figure to come from the Ghana.

The objective of the Museum of Nzema Culture and History are:

to represent a cultural, historical and symbolic reference for the identity of the local population and the preservation of its culture and language, in order to provide to future generations the means for empowerment of their culture;

to promote the knowledge and the safeguarding of the territory and develop a better awareness within the community of its strategic importance, through a network of eco-touristic trails within the Amanzule wetlands and specific environmental educational programs;

to be a place where scholars of the Italian Ethnological Mission to Ghana (IEMG), who have since 1954 been carrying out their ethnographic and historical research on the Nzema culture, can now share with the Nzema society the results of their studies and the outcome of their encounters with the local people.

The eco-museum, whose concept was developed by the French George Henri Rivière and Hugues de Varine, is a dynamic way for local people to preserve, interpret, and manage their heritage by constantly communicating with the territory they live in.
Fort Apollonia eco-museum and resource centre, being the first of its type in Ghana, offers  to visitors what Nzema chiefs, students, artisans, drummers and dancers, researchers are putting together to represent  what they are and what they do. It tells the histories inherited from past generations and picture the present to bestow for the benefit of future generations.

Exhibits invites visitors to learn about the Nzema heritage by interacting with contents, topics, and the interpretation of them in a combination of texts reading, objects touching, smelling and hearing. Among them is a display of emblems of the various clans, traditional festival, traditional treatments of disease, Amansuri eco-system and different shades of traditional talking drums.

The Fort intends not only to display heritage, but also to serve as a conservation education centre for educational activities, arts and crafts production, temporary exhibitions, art performances etc. A variety of educational activities are organised in the museum resource centre. They include workshops for viewing and creating art and for playing with shapes as well as programs in which adults can participate along with their children. Through these programs, the museum transcends its role as a place for experiencing artworks, traditional dressing/hair styles, games, drumming/dancing, traditional medicine, and becomes a place for free self-expression and exchange with other participants.

The eco-museum in Fort Apollonia was executed with local artisans using local materials and symbols to enable it be in harmony with the Amansuri environment.

The project was implemented by the Italian NGO COSPE (Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries), in collaboration with the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Ghana Wildlife Society, Centre for National Culture, Ghana Tourist Board, Western and Eastern Nzema Traditional Councils, Jomoro and Ellembele District Assemblies and SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation

Opening hours are between 8.30 am and 5.00pm daily.


This entry was posted on March 10, 2012. 2 Comments

Nzema Youth Association Salutes Ghana @ 55

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Nzema Youth Association Salutes Ghana @ 55

The NYA wishes Ghana a happy 55 years independence from colonial rule.

As we witness this special day, some successes have been achieved but it falls below par aside the numerous natural resources endowed in our land, hence, another day and year has given us the opportunity to have sober reflection on our activities and review some of the developmental agenda for better Ghana and future generations.

To our leaders, the long awaited self-sacrifice is now due and not later, for the Ghanaian masses to benefit from the endowed natural resources. We cannot rule out youth policies which are crucial for the future of Ghana.

To us, the youth of NYA and Ghana, the future belongs to us and therefore, the need to position ourselves to correct some of these developmental anomalies. We should therefore, be prepared to sacrifice to make Ghana the better place we have been yearning for.

In all this, we should not give up but keep hoping for better Ghana.

To Ghana, Happy 55th Independence Day!

God bless NYA!

God bless Ghana!!

Mr. Kingsley Blay Ackah
President